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  • TMerkel's remarks came in the run-up to her meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in the German city of Aachen on 22 January, when the two leaders are due to sign a new Franco-German treaty on cooperation and integration. In a video message on Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...

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  • TThe first Russian satellite for weather forecasting and monitoring climate and environment in the Arctic region, Arktika-M, is planned to be sent to near-earth orbit in June 2019, a source in the Russian space industry told Sputnik on Sunday. "The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle ...

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  • TThere have been no reports on casualties or damage so far, the Pacific Tsunami Center said Sunday. Seismologists have registered the epicenter at 01:32 UTC 29 kilometers (18 miles) away from the city of Coquimbo at an approximate depth of 54 kilometers (33 miles). According ...

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  • TThe Saudi-led Arab coalition has conducted a series of airstrikes against the positions of the Houthis Ansar Allah militants in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, local media reported on Saturday. The attacks on the Houthis' positions, in particular, drone launch sites in Sanaa, were a ...

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  • TUK Prime Minister Theresa May said earlier in an open letter to EU leaders that no UK leader would use the Irish border issue as "crude leverage in a trade negotiation". Both the United Kingdom and the European Union have been striving to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and ...

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  • TEarlier this week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement on the country's withdrawal from the EU was rejected by more than two-thirds of the country's lawmakers, in what further sparked fears of a no-deal Brexit. Residents of Northern Ireland are "worried about a significant ...

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  • Tt least 13 people were killed and 52 others injured in violent clashes between local armed groups, which erupted in the Libyan capital of Tripoli earlier this week, the Libyan Health Ministry said in a statement shared with Sputnik. "The number of people killed in the clashes, which ...

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  • TLawyers have concluded that the documents of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), which strip Russia of its voting rights, are in breach of the statutory documents of the council, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said. "Legal conclusions have been prepared. ...

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  • TUS regulators are contemplating the record-setting penalty because they allege the social media giant violated an agreement with the government to protect the privacy of its users' personal information, the Washington Post reported. The fine would mark the first major punishment for Facebook ...

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  • TSince the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in June, the denuclearization talks have reportedly stalled, with Pyongyang demanding immediate sanctions relief and Washington urging North Korea to take more steps to dismantle its nuclear ...

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  • TThe girl grabbed the international spotlight earlier this month after fleeing her Saudi family and barricading herself in an airport hotel in Bangkok. She sought refuge in Australia after she allegedly sustained emotional and physical violence at home but was eventually granted asylum in ...

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  • T The UK government has engaged in discussions on the second Brexit referendum with various groups across the parliament, however, the timeline for the possible second vote on Britain's withdrawal from the EU, presented by the cabinet, is "completely wrong", the leader of the UK opposition ...

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  • TThe missile capabilities of US adversaries such as North Korea and Iran continue to play a significant role in America’s defense strategy, acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said on Thursday during the rollout of the 2019 Missile Defense Review. "While we are forging a new path ...

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  • TA car bomb exploded Thursday at a police academy in Bogota, leaving at least 21 people dead and dozens injured, Colombian police reported on Thursday. "Unfortunately, the preliminary toll is 21 people dead, including the person responsible for the incident, and 68 wounded", the police said ...

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  • TThe US administration announced its intention last August. The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will cut funding to all its projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on January 31, Dave Harden, former USAID mission director and managing director of the ...

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  • TThe Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Epsilon-4 launch vehicle with seven satellites from its Uchinoura Space Center on Friday, the live broadcast on the agency’s website showed. Epsilon is the next-generation solid fuel rocket, using cutting-edge technologies ...

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  • TThe Oxford University's statement followed media reports, suggesting that Taiwan’s major Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has banned Huawei devices from connecting to its internal networks. The university spokesperson said in a statement the decision came amid public ...

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  • TOn 16 January, UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed that the British government would present a new plan on Brexit to the House of Commons on the coming Monday. France activated its no-deal Brexit plans following UK Prime Minister Theresa May's historic defeat in the British parliament ...

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  • TA university campus library in Lyon caught fire on Thursday; the blaze was followed by an explosion, according to witnesses. A huge cloud of smoke filled the university library building. According to the local authorities, the explosion was of "accidental origin". The roof of the university ...

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  • TOn Wednesday, over 20 civilians were killed and 19 others wounded as a result of an explosion in the centre of the city of Manbij, while a US military patrol was passing. The military council of Manbij, Syria said that militants who had been plotting new terror attacks and who were getting ...

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  • TThe plan for the peaceful settlement of the Middle Eastern crisis, which is being prepared by the administration of US President Donald Trump will be presented in the coming months, the Israeli Reshet 13 broadcaster reported, citing the source, who attended a closed briefing by a US official on the ...

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  • TUS missile defense forces positioned in Europe are there to deter threats from rogue states like Iran, a senior US administration official said during a conference call previewing the 2019 Missile Defense Review (MDR). "Our missile defense capabilities are primarily postured to stay ahead ...

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  • T According to the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), researchers have so far detected around 18,000 hazardous objects in space, 99 percent of which are asteroids. The presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences agreed upon developing a national program to research the ...

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  • TThis is the third time the militia organization has prevented US military mission in the republic, according to military experts. Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have claimed they stopped the US military from conducting a "suspicious" reconnaissance mission on the border ...

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  • TRobert Lloyd Schellenberg was handed death penalty on Monday after appealing the 15-year jail term he was given in 2016. Canada accused China of arbitrarily applying the capital punishment. Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Tuesday that Ottawa had officially asked Beijing ...

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  • TEarlier in January, US State Secretary Michael Pompeo warned that if Tehran went ahead with its plans to carry out the space launches in coming months, Iran would face more economic and diplomatic pressure. Iran's failed attempt to place a satellite into orbit with a three stage ...

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  • TThe deal on the terms of UK’s exit from the union and the future of their ties fell Tuesday through with a vote of 432 to 202. Prime Minister Theresa May has until Monday to present her Plan B. EU leaders reacted with dismay on Tuesday to the Commons defeat of the Brexit ...

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  • THuawei Technologies President Ren Zhengfei said on Tuesday that the Chinese telecommunication giant had never spied in favor of Beijing or granted access to "improper information" to any country. "I still love my country, I support the Communist party, but I will never do anything to harm any ...

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  • TUK Prime Minister Theresa May will try to force Parliament to hold another vote on her Brexit deal despite facing defeat this Tuesday, local media said. A senior government official told The Sun that May had held a conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel where the latter ...

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  • TNews broke Friday that after US President Donald Trump fired then-FBI Director James Comey in May 2017, the agency opened a counterintelligence probe into the head of state. The unprecedented move has worrisome implications for the power of the deep state. The revelation comes from former ...

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